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Krishna Temple Milwaukee - Krishna Birth
Ram Lakshman

Ram, Lakshman, Sita, and Hanuman
On the left, of the image above, you will see 4 statues. Two of them are boys, one is a girl, and one is a monkey. The boy in the middle is Ram, the boy to the left of him is Lakshman, the girl to the right of him is Sita, and the monkey sitting is Hanuman. Ram was the king of Ayodhya and his wife was Sita. Everyone worshipped Ram and the people of Ayodhya loved him. Lakshman was Ram's brother and he loved Ram very much. Hanuman, the monkey, also loved Ram and was a companion of Ram. He did many things for Ram and worshipped him a lot.

Balram and Krishna
The statue to the right of Ram, Lakshman, Sita, and Hanuman is Balram and Krishna. Krishna is Balram's younger brother and vice-versa. As a child, Balram and Krishna did many things together like pick fruits of trees and steal lots of butter from people's home. They would get lots of scoldings from their mother and from the owner of the butter but no matter how many times people complained about them, they would always do it. Their mother would try to make them stop stealing so much butter but no matter what she said, they stole more butter. This was not the only thing they would do. They defeated deamons together as well.